A large scale transient artwork located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20, London. The installation consists of organic graffiti. It is created by living moss which emerges over time from a section of canal wall. The message is taken from a quote by H.G Wells: ‘Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.’
The artwork, which itself must adapt and survive, is intended to be a provocation about the nature of life itself, which can be both fragile and robust. These ideas are pertinent to wider discussions about collective responsibility towards the environment and also each other in society.
E20 is an area of rich history, culture and also biodiversity. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has emerged from what used to be one of the most challenged areas in the UK. Thanks to the work of LLDC, the area is being transformed into a world-class, sustainable and thriving neighbourhood. Change often brings its challenges, yet we can be reassured by the words of Albert Einstein: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”